Current-generation comedians don’t come any more iconic, game-changing, and confounding (oh, and funny) than Dave Chappelle. His Chappelle’s Show for Comedy Central in the mid ’00s is the stuff of sketch comedy legend, a daring and boundary-shattering treatise on modern life, race, drugs, and the unexpected basketball skills of Prince. Equally legendary is Chappelle’s sudden and unexplained departure from the show, his sojourn to South Africa, and his rocky and incident-filled return to stand-up. Throughout it all, however, the one-time Half Baked star has remained caustically funny, deepening his act to go far beyond easy Chappelle’s Show callbacks and recycled one-liners. (Get your favorites out of your system by shouting them here, and not at the show.)
Chappelle’s current stand-up run is now, lucky for us, scheduled to include Milwaukee. He’ll perform two shows Monday, October 27 at the Pabst Theater; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $55, and go on sale Thursday, September 25 at noon.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand—a.k.a. tickets sold out within minutes—four new shows over the course of two more days have been added. (That’s six shows and three days total, for those keeping score at home.) The new shows are Tuesday, October 28 (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) and Wednesday, October 29 (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) Tickets for these shows are on sale now, and selling fast.
Also, if you’re having trouble accessing the Pabst website, use this link to purchase tickets.